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What is a Sitecore Horizon?

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Recently Sitecore launched Horizon Editor with Sitecore Experience Platform 9.3. Horizon is the next generation experience for web content management.

Horizon is a combination of Content editor and Experience Editor.

Horizon is providing many features, but my personal favorite feature is auto-saved because in experience editor, the content editor needs to click on save after applying any changes.

Horizon is much more clean, simple. Horizon is proving below functionality:

  • Autosave
  • Customize the view
  • Undo/Redo
  • Delete a page or folder
  • Create a page
  • Change display name
  • Edit a page
  • Publish page
  • Add rendering
  • Page Editor
  • Preview a site in Simulator
  • View page insights

Autosave

Horizon editor saves your changes in every 2 seconds when you will complete editing in field.

Undo actions

Customize the view

Horizon editor will provide you the facility to adjust the view in different devices like in Phone, Tablet, Desktop.

In phone or tablet view, you can switch between portrait and landscape mode.

Responsive buttons

 

Undo/Redo

To undo your changes, you can click on the left arrow and do reinstate, click on the right arrow.

Undo and Redo function at top right

Delete a page or folder

To delete a page or folder, click on Action menu (three dots) and click on Delete then the popup will display for confirmation.

Menu item Delete

Confirming deletion of page

Create a page

To create a page, follow below steps:

  1. Click on the Action menu (three dots) where you want to create the page.
  2. Click on Create page or Create page on same level
  3. Click on template which you want to use
  4. Edit page name

Menu item to create page on same level, create page or create folder
Change display name

To change a display name, click on the Action menu then rename page name, it will change the display name.

Renaming function


Edit a page

Horizon page editor is a WYSIWYG editor, you can change content directly on the page just like experience editor

Changing Title widget content

Publish page

If the page is in the workflow, then Publish page will display otherwise Publish button will display.

Rendering and publish page

Add rendering

You can add rendering in an empty placeholder or before or after a rendering that already exists on the page.

To add rendering, you need to click on Add to Page, select rendering and drag it to the place where you want to apply.

Add to page button

 

Drag and drop Sample Report to the page

Page Editor

The page editor is the default view in Horizon. You can return to the page editor from other Horizon views by clicking the Page editor icon.

Eye icon at top right

Preview a site in Simulator

Simulator mode is used to preview a site, to preview how the page will look like

Run simulator

View page insights

Page Insights displays a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the current page and the selected device type

A picture containing graphical user interface

 

A picture containing chart

 

This article originally appeared on SWATI GUPTA (SITECORE MVP) | BLOGS

(https://swatiguptablogs.blogspot.com/).

 

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